Are insects in fruit trees a good thing?

Are insects in fruit trees a good thing?

Trying to remove insects from your fruit tree can be frustrating, expensive, and impossible. The Grow Great Fruit targeted intervention approach works much better.

6 step plan for beating Codling moth

6 step plan for beating Codling moth

Grubs in apples are scary and revolting – particularly if you only find half a grub, right? Apart from the visceral disgust of biting into an apple and finding that something beat you to it and is already living inside, it also downgrades the quality of the...
Earwigs – friends or foes?

Earwigs – friends or foes?

This week we’re talking about earwigs – should we hate them, or love them? On the one hand we appreciate all creatures as having a rightful place in the thriving ecosystem of our garden, but on the other hand, they can do an awful lot of damage to our...
What broke my fruit tree?

What broke my fruit tree?

As spring slowly comes our way, we thought it a good time of year to bring you a series of pest and disease management tips. This week we’re focusing on identifying the damage that big pests like kangaroos, wallabies, deer, rabbits and hares cause, because they...
5 ways to prevent large animals damaging your fruit trees

5 ways to prevent large animals damaging your fruit trees

We’ve written in this blog how to identify which animals might be causing damage to your fruit trees, but it’s also important to think about strategies for preventing the damage. In the case of big animals, it’s usually a case of protecting the trees...
The good, the bad and the ugly side of netting

The good, the bad and the ugly side of netting

Many decisions in farming and gardening involve weighing up the pros and cons, and this even applies to netting. You’d think it would be a no-brainer—put on a net and save the fruit, right? Well, this photo demonstrates one of the downsides, which becomes...